PASIN PRESENTS PETITION FOR RIVERLAND MRI TO FEDERAL MINISTER

Tony Pasin’s petition for a MRI licence in the Riverland has been delivered to the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today in Parliament House.

The petition aims to show the need for a MRI licence for the Riverland that would see Medicare subsidised MRI services available to Riverland residents without the need to travel to Adelaide or Mildura.

Well over 4,000 people signed the petition both online and in hard copy over a five week period.

“The petition demonstrates that there is a real need for an MRI in the Riverland,” Mr Pasin said.

“If my advocacy to the Federal Minister is successful and a MRI licence is delivered for the Riverland, it will see patients taking around 3,000 fewer trips to Adelaide or Mildura. That would be a great outcome for Riverland residents,” said Mr Pasin.

The Federal Minister met with Mr Pasin today to receive the petition and discuss the process going forward.

The Federal Government is currently assessing all applications and an announcement on successful locations for the remaining 20 sites nation-wide is expected early in the new year.

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Member for Barker, Tony Pasin’s petition for an MRI license in the Riverland has closed with a show of overwhelming support.

The petition aims to show the need for a MRI licence for the Riverland that would see Medicare subsidised MRIs available to Riverland residents without the need to travel to Adelaide or Mildura.

“If successful in this campaign, an MRI in the Riverland will see patients taking 3,000 less trips to Adelaide or Mildura. That would be a great outcome for Riverland residents,” said Mr Pasin.

While hard copy petition signatures are still being counted Mr Pasin says he is overwhelmed with the number of people supporting the push.

“I estimate we’ll have well over 4000 signatures,” said Mr Pasin.

“This show of support from the community as well as the letter of support received from the Mayors of each Riverland council gives me additional leverage with the State and Federal Governments. It shows that an MRI licence and machine in the Riverland is very much needed here,” Mr Pasin said.

“The next step is to take these signatures to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and argue the case,” Mr Pasin said.

MRI Licence in the Riverland

This petition is now closed.

End date: Oct 31, 2018

Signatures collected: 1488

1,488 signatures

How many have signed: 1488

Latest Signatures
1,488 Kelly S. Oct 31, 2018
1,487 Till H. Oct 31, 2018
1,486 Kathy V. Oct 31, 2018
1,485 Tim R. Oct 31, 2018
1,484 Pauline H. Oct 31, 2018
1,483 Joseph R. Oct 31, 2018
1,482 Tony W. Oct 31, 2018
1,481 Brooke W. Oct 31, 2018
1,480 Sally P. Oct 31, 2018
1,479 GEOFFREY K. Oct 31, 2018
1,478 Jill B. Oct 31, 2018
1,477 Neil D. Oct 31, 2018
1,476 Justin L. Oct 31, 2018
1,475 Kay L. Oct 31, 2018
1,474 Bernie L. Oct 31, 2018
1,473 Chrissy G. Oct 30, 2018
1,472 Chloe B. Oct 30, 2018
1,471 Thomas G. Oct 30, 2018
1,470 Nici C. Oct 30, 2018
1,469 John S. Oct 30, 2018
1,468 Greg R. Oct 30, 2018
1,467 Karen B. Oct 30, 2018
1,466 Nikea D. Oct 30, 2018
1,465 Hannah E. Oct 30, 2018
1,464 Susanne S. Oct 30, 2018
1,463 Joanne S. Oct 30, 2018
1,462 Darren H. Oct 30, 2018
1,461 gary m. Oct 29, 2018
1,460 Barry D. Oct 29, 2018
1,459 Chris T. Oct 29, 2018
1,458 Peter T. Oct 29, 2018
1,457 Janny T. Oct 29, 2018
1,456 Norma W. Oct 28, 2018
1,455 Alicia W. Oct 28, 2018
1,454 James B. Oct 28, 2018
1,453 Jake W. Oct 28, 2018
1,452 Melissa S. Oct 28, 2018
1,451 Emma-jane N. Oct 28, 2018
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1,448 Fiona H. Oct 27, 2018
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1,444 James M. Oct 26, 2018
1,443 Susan C. Oct 26, 2018
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1,439 Leanne W. Oct 26, 2018